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Inhabited Space: Critical Theories and the Domestic Interior

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Inhabited space transcends geometric space.—Gaston Bachelard Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, trans. Maria Jolas (Boston: Beacon, 1994), p. 47. Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, trans....

Introduction

Georgina Downey

Georgina Downey is an independent scholar and Visiting Fellow in the graduate art history program at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Domestic Interiors : Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Let us therefore compare the system of the unconscious to a large entrance hall, in which the mental impulses jostle one another like separate individuals. Adjoining this entrance hall there is a second, narrower, room—a kind of drawing...

Program, Function, and Fabrication: Exhibiting the Domestic Interior

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Introduction This essay reflects on the inherent contradictions and opportunities of domestic interiors that undergo transformation from a private place (with its distinct program, functional requirements and site conditions...

From Production to Consumption in Twentieth-Century Design

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...Peter Reyner Banham has been an inspiration to me throughout my three and a half decades as a design historian (Figure 9.1). I was lucky enough to have his help and support when I was working on my Ph.D. in the 1970s and his unique approach...

The All-Consuming House: Food and Architecture in Molly Keane’s Time after Time

Food and Architecture : At the Table

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...‘Big House’ literature The ‘Big House’ has long been a term used colloquially in Ireland to refer to the homes of the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy, who, being descended from an older Protestant ruling...

Home and the Community

Inge Daniels

Inge Daniels is Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Japanese House : Material Culture in the Modern Home

Berg, 2010

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...Gates, Fences And Walls ‘We do not know any of these people [pointing at blocks enclosing their home]. Well, property developers knock on our door all the time. I have refused several very...

“Uglying Out”: Shag Carpet and the Twists of Popular Taste

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...If you grew up in the United States during the 1960s or 1970s there is a distinct chance you learned to crawl on shag carpet (see Figure 2.1). Baby photos may show you adrift on a surface of avocado or sea foam shag that blurs out of focus...

Redesigning for the Body: Users and Bathrooms

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Our needs are the needs of men. We all have the same limbs, in number, form, and size; if on this last point there are differences, an average dimension is easy to find. Standard functions, standard needs, standard objects, standard...

Conclusions: Frictions, Gaps and Blockages

Inge Daniels

Inge Daniels is Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Susan Andrews

Susan Andrews

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The Japanese House : Material Culture in the Modern Home

Berg, 2010

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...Domestic Frictions: Between Duty And Desire This book argues for the need to examine the messiness, ambiguity and frictions of everyday domestic practices in order to understand more fully the complex...

The Fin-De-siècle Poster: A Healthy Modern Stimulus in the French Interior

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Initiated by the success of designs by Jules Chéret, the fin-de-siècle proliferation of commercial color posters in French (above all, Parisian) streets had, by the 1890s, provoked affichomanie (poster mania)....